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Apr 28th, 2016 11:46 AM
Wolbo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Betz described Bundy as the perfect traveling companion, happy win or lose.
These little videos show how true that is, what a sweetheart!

Dodo Cheney practicing at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Dodo's Story

Dorothy "DODO" Cheney
Apr 28th, 2016 11:21 AM
Grafiati
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

I was in Newport in 2004 for the Tennis Hall of Fame inductions, and my recollection is that Dodo was bright, bubbly, and schmoozing with the tennis elite and attendees alike. I can only hope that plenty of people get to enjoy her longevity, success, and respect/love for tennis.
Apr 27th, 2016 01:26 AM
Rollo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

The Argentine Championships has the biggest trophy around. Here is Dodo after her 1940 victory.

Apr 27th, 2016 01:24 AM
Rollo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

I had a rare treat when Alfajeffster and I got to interview Pauline Betz in August of 2004. Jeff, bless his heart, had the guts to suggest we dare to ask Mrs Addie.

Not only did she agree, "Bobbie" regaled us with stories and even played the piano!

One of my favorite stories told by Pauline involves her and Dodo.

During World War II Dodo helped raise money for the US War effort by playing exhibitions with Pauline Betz. According to Betz conditions were often primitive, but the girls were eager to please. Once the two ladies hit on an aircraft carrier. On another jaunt Betz and Bundy flew into a Central American jungle as night was falling. There was no tennis court and no lighting. No matter, these dames were game. The GI's tied rope between two trees and used the headlights from two jeeps. The girls were there to entertain, despite no real light, no court, and flying insects. Betz described Bundy as the perfect traveling companion, happy win or lose.

Bundy (on the grond) and Betz (standing on ladder)on their USO Tour

Apr 27th, 2016 01:13 AM
Rollo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

At Wimbledon in 1946.

Apr 27th, 2016 01:13 AM
Rollo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Dodo's New York Times obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/sp...t-98.html?_r=0

Dodo Cheney, a Tennis Champion for Decades, Dies at 98

By FRANK LITSKYNOV. 25, 2014

Dodo Cheney, a daughter of tennis royalty who wore lace and pearls as she rolled through generations of competitors on the way to winning 391 tennis championships in the United States, most of them after she turned 55, died on Sunday in Escondido, Calif. She was 98.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced her death on Tuesday.

At her induction ceremony at the Hall, in Newport, R.I., in 2004, Cheney, who played competitively well into her 80s, chose John McEnroe to be her presenter, then hit balls back and forth with him afterward.

Cheney — who was born Dorothy Bundy and acquired the nickname Dodo in childhood — was the first American to win the Australian championships, now known as the Australian Open, a feat accomplished in 1938. She was runner-up three times in women’s doubles at Grand Slam tournaments and four times in mixed doubles.

In singles, she reached four semifinals of the United States championships and one semifinal each at Wimbledon and the French championships. She was ranked third in the United States in 1937, 1938 and 1941. Her highest world ranking was No. 6 in 1946.

But it was on the senior circuit where she shined the brightest. After turning 55, she competed in two or three age groups in the same year and won titles into her late 80s. Gardnar Mulloy, a male doubles specialist who turned 100 last December, is second with at least 135 national titles.
For Cheney, tennis stardom was practically a birthright. Her mother, the former May Sutton, won the United States championships in 1904 and went on to become the first American to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, in 1905. She won it again two years later. In 1912, she married Thomas Bundy, who won United States Nationals doubles titles from 1912 to 1914.

Dorothy Bundy was born on Sept. 1, 1916, in Santa Monica, Calif., and by 8 years old she was swinging a tennis racket with some authority. The next year, she won a Southern California junior title. Meanwhile, two younger brothers who couldn’t pronounce Dorothy gave her the nickname that would one day appear in headlines.

She was not hypercompetitive at first. She was disqualified from a junior tournament for not showing up; she had met some teenage boys and gone fishing. In another junior tournament, she was leading, 5-2, in the second set and serving for the match when she began to feel sorry for her opponent and eased up. She lost the match.

“I gave her an inch, and she took a mile,” Cheney said in an interview with The New York Times in 1999.

She seldom made that mistake again. “I wasn’t that competitive as a youngster,” she said years later. “Now, though, I’m quite a bit more fierce. As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown much more competitive. I really love to win.”

At 5 feet 1 inch, Cheney never had a lot of power, but she would stay in the no-man’s land between the net and the baseline and slice and chop every ball that came her way. “Dodo land,” her opponents called it.

“She’s very cagey,” Patricia Yeomans, a frequent senior opponent, told The Times. “She doesn’t move more than she has to, but she makes you move all over the place. She is just a relentless competitor.”

A refined appearance was important to Cheney. She made her own tennis outfits: a lace dress with lace sleeves, lace socks, lace wristband. If she wore a knee bandage, it was lined with lace. When she played, she always wore a pearl necklace.

But she had a reputation for toughness. At 1 a.m. on a Sunday in 1999 at a hotel in Mahwah, N.J., her sleep was interrupted by a fire alarm (which turned out to be a false alarm).

“I walked down 15 flights,” she said. “I was afraid my knees wouldn’t make it.”

Twelve hours later, she won the national women’s-80 singles title, her 303rd national title.

“For the last 10 years or so, she’s had arthritis in the knees,” her daughter Christine Putnam told The Times in 2004, “and that’s slowed her down a bit. She does whatever she has to in order to control the point: drop shot, slice, you name it. If her shoulder hurts and she can’t serve overhand, she’ll serve underhand.”

Cheney’s husband, Arthur Cheney, was a former pilot for Western Airlines who arranged a lifetime pass for his wife to accommodate her tennis travels.

She is survived by her daughters Christie Putnam and May Cheney; a son, Brian; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Cheney always kept her success in perspective. She loved telling the story of the time when she was 73 and played a 10-year-old prodigy in Los Angeles.

“She blitzed me,” Cheney said. “She just wiped me off the court.”

The 10-year-old was Venus Williams.
Dec 2nd, 2014 05:21 PM
laschutz
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

CURIOUS DOES ANYONE KNOW if cheney ever said who was the best player she ever played? i mean she played seemingly every single great player from the 30's to the 60's! what a span!....
Dec 2nd, 2014 12:47 AM
GeeTee
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Vale Dodo - u will always be the first US woman to win the Aussie
Dec 1st, 2014 02:00 PM
preacherfan
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Absolutely amazing career. I have always been fascinated that in the 60s, she would compete on the west hardcourt swing, and beat some of the best players in the world while being 45-50 years old.

Great NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/sp..._ID=19500&_r=1
Dec 1st, 2014 12:35 PM
Sonf@
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

R.I.P. Dodo
Sep 17th, 2014 12:28 AM
Ms. Anthropic
Re: 1936 (age 19-20)

'Dodo' Cheney still swings a mean racket
Evening Tribune
San Diego, CA
Monday, May 14, 1984
Elson Irwin, Tribune Sportswriter

Dorothy Cheney was perspiring heavily when she walked off the court after defeating Eleanor Harbula 6-0, 6-1 in the women's 60 singles of the National Senior Hardcourt Championships at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club yesterday. "If you want to interview me, you'll have to follow me into the showers," she joked, "because I have to get refreshed; I have another match in an hour or so."

Cheney, at 67, has no intentions of slowing down. "I'm going to keep playing this silly game until I no longer can waddle on the court," she said, after winning her 137th national title.

Beating Harbula was no surprise. Harbula, of Sylmar, Calif., is a long-time opponent of Cheney's, but not so much an adversary. They have met eight times in seniors finals and Cheney has won each time. "She's always tough," Cheney said, but it was more out of charity than truth. Cheney dominated the play by keeping Harbula off-balance most of the match. "I feel I am playing at my peak right now," Cheney said, and this is coming from a woman who began the game at age 8 -- 59 years ago.

She is playing more tennis at this stage of her career than at any other time. She plays in every seniors event across the country, coming directly to La Jolla from a Rollins College Invitational, where she managed to win the senior women's title at her old alma mater in Winter Park, Fla.

Cheney, who has won more national amateur titles than any player in history, came back in the afternoon to win her 138th by teaming with Phyliss Adler of Los Angeles to down Betty Brink of Los Angeles and Betty Eisenstein of Washington, D.C., 6-3, 6-2 in the women's 60 doubles.

On Saturday, Cheney had teamed with Brink in the women's 50 doubles and lost to Jane Crofford of Nashville, Tenn., and Helen Lum of Daly City.

She was disappointed at losing to the much younger women, but her philosophy is "there'll be another match tomorrow."

Cheney, known as "Dodo" to friends and foes alike, got as far as the quarterfinals at Wimbledon nearly one-half century ago, a place where her mother, May Sutton, won the singles title in 1905 and 1907. "It would nice if they had senior women's championships at Wimbledon," she said, "maybe someday. The British are slow at making changes. They have senior men's championships now. Maybe before I finally quit, I'll get a chance to win there."

She is looking forward to playing on grass at the U.S. Open Seniors event later this year, but her next tournament is the Senior Hardcourts in Los Angeles next week.

Cheney is a throwback to when tennis was more of a glamour sport than a money sport. "We had no idea that tennis would become the merchandising sport it is today when we were playing back in the '20s and '30s," she said. "We did it because it was fun and because we loved it. It's true, there are so many more fine players today than when I was in my prime, but they don't seem to be enjoying themselves as much."

Cheney deplores the deportment of some of the younger players today. "We could not have got away with displays of temper such as we see today," she said. "A much tougher attitude on the part of the officials is needed, that's for sure."

Cheney's body still appears to be as hard as a rock, and she doesn't sit back at the baseline and "moonball" her shots. She is an aggressive player who runs down everything, but she also attacks the net. "I did a lot more of that in my match with Harbula," she said. "I felt strong and I was making excellent shots. I guess the reason women didn't play that way (attacking the net) in the early days of tennis is because they had to wear more clothing and it just wasn't considered ladylike."

Cheney, a grand old lady off the court but a demon once she is there, plays every match as if it's going to be her last. "Everyone is always asking me when I'm going to quit," she said, "but there is no reason ever to quit as long as the old bones will let you bend down to hit the ball."

In the other feature match of the national championships, Julie Hayward of Newport Beach defeated Jane Crofford of Nashville, Tenn., 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 in the women's 50 singles.

Hayward also teamed with Georgia Turner to defeat Crofford and Lum in the women's 50 doubles 6-4, 7-6.
Jun 20th, 2013 05:38 PM
Ms. Anthropic
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Cheney looks to pad record for tennis titles
Chicago Sun-Times
Friday, February 13, 1987
Len Ziehm

Dorothy Bundy Cheney is not your ordinary tennis player. She is an example of how love for a sport can affect fitness.

She has played tournament matches against Alice Marble, Maureen Connolly and even Tracy Austin - some of the world's best players over a four-generation span.

Next week she will try to win the U.S. Tennis Association women's 60-and-over indoor
championships in singles and doubles at Mid-Town Tennis Club.

Mid-Town will host USTA indoor national finals in Women's 40s, 50s and 60s beginning Sunday. Billie Jean King and Mid-Town manager Pat Freebody will defend their title in 40 doubles and a big Chicago contingent is entered in all three age groups.

But none can approach the tennis longevity of Cheney, 70, from Santa Monica, Calif.

"The creed of the USTA is to make tennis a lifetime sport, and I'm trying to prove it," she said. "I've played all my life. I just love the game. I love competition and it has kept me in pretty good shape."

The USTA offers older players that opportunity. In addition to the indoor national, there are national tournaments up to the under-70 age group on clay, hard courts and grass for women and under-85 for men.

Cheney was ranked among the nation's top 10 from 1936 to 1946, with the exception of 1942 when she helped the World War II effort by working in an aircraft plant and didn't
compete.

Though King was a top 10 player for a record 18 years, few players can match Cheney's streak and none can match her 165 USTA national titles.

Cheney's father, Thomas Bundy, teamed with Maurice McLaughlin to win the USTA doubles titles from 1912-1914. Her mother won the U.S. Open singles and doubles title in 1904.

"My family was always supportive of my playing and that has helped," Cheney said. "I never felt guilty. And I've been fortunate in that I've had no layoffs for injuries."

Her husband, a polo player and pilot, died in 1982. They had three children and Cheney has eight grandchildren.

"My record in tournaments really started when I was 40," she said. "Before that I had the kids to raise.

"When I was kid and playing the circuit my contemporaries were Doris Hart, Margaret Osborne, Alice Marble, Maureen Connolly and Pauline Betz. They still play, but they don't compete. They've been at the top and don't have anything to prove."

Cheney feels she does, especially after learning that she had set a USTA record with her 60th national title.

"From then on I wanted to win more and make a record that will be difficult to surpass," she said. "I kept playing because of that extra incentive. Now I just want to keep on playing as long as I can waddle around the court."

She hardly waddles. "When I played my best tennis I was quite heavy," she said. "I was over 145 pounds. For the last several years I have ranged between 130-135."

Last year she won 14 USTA national age group titles in singles and doubles. Though she is eligible to play in the 40s and 50s next week, she will participate only in the oldest age group. "That's plenty to keep me busy," she said.

Cheney said she doesn't practice much any more.

"I average at least a couple tournaments a month," she said. "I try not to play too much in between because I like to keep my zest, zeal and enthusiasm to compete. If I practiced every day I would get stale."

Her doubles partner will be Betty Brink, 62, of Mill Valley, Calif. Brink is not entered in singles.
Nov 19th, 2011 03:47 PM
Rollo
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

This is fantastic work AR. The pictures add a lot too IMO. She is one inspiration to those of us getting up in years who still want to play.

Go Dodo!
Nov 19th, 2011 12:57 AM
austinrunner
Re: Dorothy Bundy Cheney

Bump just to let everyone know that this thread is still being worked on hard behind the scenes.
Nov 5th, 2011 03:35 AM
austinrunner
1974 and subsequent years

1974 USTA National Championships won (1):
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

1975 USTA National Championships won (3):
35 and over: Hard court doubles.

40 or 45 and over: Hard court mixed doubles.

50 and over: Hard court singles.

1976 USTA National Championships won (6):
40 and over: Grass court doubles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

45 and over: Indoor doubles.

50 and over: Indoor singles.
50 and over: Hard court doubles.

55 and over: Hard court singles.

1977 USTA National Championships won (9):
40 and over: Grass court doubles.
40 and over: Indoor doubles.
40 and over: Hard court doubles.

50 and over: Grass court doubles.
50 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-3, 6-3)

55 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Georgia Buechley 6-1, 6-3)
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Hard court singles.

60 and over: Clay court singles.

1978 USTA National Championships won (11) (55-and-over singles Gold Slam):
40 or 45 and over: Hard court mixed doubles.

50 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Phyllis Adler 6-1, 6-2)
50 and over: Indoor doubles. (with Adler, d. Arline Barker / Betty Cookson 6-3, 6-1)
50 and over: Clay court doubles.

55 and over: Grass court singles.
55 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Amy Yee 6-1, 7-5)
55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Clay court singles.

1979 USTA National Championships won (13) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Indoor singles.
55 and over: Clay court singles.
55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.
55 and over: Hard court doubles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

1980 USTA National Championships won (12) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Grass court doubles.
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Hard court singles.
55 and over: Grass court doubles.
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

1981 USTA National Championships won (12) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
55 and over: Clay court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1982 USTA National Championships won (13) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Indoor doubles.

55 and over: Hard court doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1983 USTA National Championships won (14) (60-and-over singles Gold Slam, 65-and-over singles Gold Slam):
50 and over: Hard court doubles.

55 and over: Indoor doubles.

60 and over: Grass court singles.
60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Clay court singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Clay court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1984 USTA National Championships won (13) (65-and-over singles Gold Slam):
55 and over: Indoor singles.
55 and over: Indoor doubles.

60 and over: Indoor singles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.
60 and over: Indoor doubles.
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1985 USTA National Championships won (5):
60 and over: Grass court doubles.

65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

1986 USTA National Championships won (14) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
60 and over: Grass court doubles.
60 and over: Hard court singles.

65 and over: Hard court singles.
65 and over: Indoor singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-3, 6-4)
65 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Harbula, d. Betty Donaldson / Liu Shang-Ku Tao 6-1, 6-3)
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.

1987 USTA National Championships won (12) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Grass court singles.
65 and over: Clay court singles.
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.

1988 USTA National Championships won (9):
65 and over: Grass court doubles.
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

1989 USTA National Championships won (10) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Indoor doubles.
65 and over: Clay court doubles.
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles. (d. Patricia Henry Yeomans 6-3, 6-3)
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

1990 USTA National Championships won (7) (70-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
65 and over: Hard court doubles.

70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.

1991 USTA National Championships won (16) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam, 70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court singles. (d. Nellie Kagan 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Corky Murdoch)
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles. (d. Margaret Gisolo 6-0, 6-0)
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles.
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1992 USTA National Championships won (16) (70-and-over singles Gold Slam, 70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court singles.
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Sheila Evans 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Evans, d. Jean Harris / Liu Shang-Ku Tao 6-1, 6-0)

1993 USTA National Championships won (15) (70-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Indoor singles.
70 and over: Clay court singles.
70 and over: Hard court singles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.
70 and over: Hard court doubles.
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Indoor doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Sheila Evans 6-2, 6-1)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1994 USTA National Championships won (10) (75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Grass court doubles.
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Pat Stuhler 6-1, 6-3)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Stuhler, d. Charlotte Decker / Alice Beckenbach 6-1, 6-1)

1995 USTA National Championships won (9) (75-and-over singles Gold Slam, 75-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
70 and over: Clay court doubles.

75 and over: Grass court singles.
75 and over: Indoor singles.
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Lucy Dettmer 6-0, 6-3)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

1996 USTA National Championships won (11) (75-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Clay court singles.
75 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Eleanor Harbula 6-2, 7-5)
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Corky Murdock, d. Jean Harris / Lucy Dettmer 6-4, 6-1)

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1997 USTA National Championships won (10) (80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1998 USTA National Championships won (10) (75-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Indoor doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

1999 USTA National Championships won (10) (80-and-over singles Gold Slam):
75 and over: Grass court doubles.
75 and over: Clay court doubles.
75 and over: Hard court doubles.

80 and over: Grass court singles.
80 and over: Indoor singles.
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Hard court singles. (d. Marion Reed 6-4, 6-2)
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Jean Harris)


Picture of Dorothy Bundy Cheney in the American magazine Sports Illustrated on 23 June 1999.

2000 USTA National Championships won (4):
80 and over: Clay court singles.
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

2001 USTA National Championships won (6):
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (defeated or won the title by walkover versus Billie Burr)
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.


In action at one of the hard court championships in 2001.

2002 USTA National Championships won (11) (80-and-over doubles Gold Slam, 85-and-over singles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2003 USTA National Championships won (10) (85-and-over singles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Grass court doubles.
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Hard court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2004 USTA National Championships won (10) (85-and-over singles Gold Slam, 85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
80 and over: Indoor doubles.
80 and over: Clay court doubles.

85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Lou Cille Scoggins 6-3, 6-0)
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Jean Harris)
85 and over: Indoor doubles. (with Harris)
85 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Harris)
85 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Harris)

2005 USTA National Championships won (7) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Indoor singles.
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

2006 USTA National Championships won (8) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Clay court singles. (d. Lou Cille Scoggins 6-3, 6-0)
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Jean Selvig, won the final by walkover)
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney (left), the champion in the 85-and-over clay court singles championships, along with the runner-up Lou Cille Scoggins

2007 USTA National Championships won (6):
85 and over: Grass court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.


Dorothy Bundy Cheney in 2007.

2008 USTA National Championships won (8) (85-and-over doubles Gold Slam):
85 and over: Hard court singles.
85 and over: Grass court doubles.
85 and over: Indoor doubles.
85 and over: Clay court doubles.
85 and over: Hard court doubles.

90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.

2009 USTA National Championships won (5):
90 and over: Indoor singles.
90 and over: Clay court singles.
90 and over: Hard court singles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.
90 and over: Hard court doubles.

2010 USTA National Championships won (3):
90 and over: Grass court doubles.
90 and over: Indoor doubles.
90 and over: Hard court doubles.

2011 USTA National Championships won (3):
90 and over: Grass court doubles. (with Mary Mentzer, d. Patricia Henry Yeomans / Judy Stark 6-3, 6-0)
90 and over: Clay court doubles. (with Mentzer, d. Yeomans / Stark 6-3, 6-1)
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90 and over: Hard court doubles. (with Mentzer, d. Yeomans / Stark 6-0, 6-4)
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